Mike Sims-Walker life and biography

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Mike Sims-Walker biography

Date of birth : 1984-11-21
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Orlando, Florida
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-01
Credited as : Football player NFL, wide receiver for the Jaguars, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Michael Anthony Sims-Walker (born Michael Anthony Walker) is an American football wide receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Jaguars in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft.

Fourth-year pro is considered one of the NFL’s top young receivers … Athletic, quick, precise route runner with ability to break tackles … Has played in 24 games with 15 starts since being selected in the third round of the 2007 draft … Career totals include 79 receptions for 1,086 yards (13.7 avg.) with seven TDs … Had breakout season in 2009 with career-high 63 receptions for 869 yards and seven TDs in 15 games … The 869 receiving yards were the most by a Jaguars WR since 2005 and he became only third WR in franchise history with 800-plus receiving yards in a season … Did not play as a rookie in 2007 after suffering a setback on his knee in the preseason … Played in only nine games with one start in 2008 and posted his first career 100-yard receiving game with six receptions for 107 yards on Oct. 5 vs. Pittsburgh … Played four seasons at Central Florida and ranked third in the nation as a senior with 90 receptions … First Central Florida player drafted by the Jaguars …

2009
Led team with career-high 63 receptions for 869 yards (13.8 avg.) and seven TDs … Played in 15 games with 14 starts … Tied for team-lead with eight receptions of 25-plus yards and led club with 11 receptions of 20 or more yards … Had three 100-yard receiving games and 111 passes thrown his way … His 869 receiving yards were the most in a season by a Jaguars WR since 2005 … Became only fourth WR in franchise history to have 55-plus receptions in a season, joining Jimmy Smith, Keenan McCardell and Matt Jones … Joined Smith and McCardell as only WRs in team history with 800-plus receiving yards in a season … Led team in receiving in seven games and had multiple receptions in 12 of 15 games … Recorded four-plus receptions in eight games … Registered 554 receiving yards in the first eight games, the most by a Jaguars receiver since 2004 (Jimmy Smith, 703) … Made 44 receptions for 637 yards with all three of his 100-yard outings in the club’s eight home games … Saw action in season-opener on 9/13 at IND but did not record a reception … 9/20 vs. ARI: Started at WR and finished with six receptions for 106 yards including his first career TD on a 19-yard pass from David Garrard in the fourth quarter. All of of his yards came in the fourth quarter with receptions of 34, 21, 19 (TD), 17 and 16 yards … 9/27 at HOU: Totaled 81 yards on six receptions including a 28-yard grab … 10/4 vs. TEN: Scored career-high two TDs, on receptions of nine and 15 yards. Finished with seven receptions for 91 yards. Became first Jaguars WR to have two TDs in a game since Reggie Williams (12/30/07 at Hou.) … Was inactive on 10/11 at SEA … 10/18 vs. STL: Returned to lineup and led team with nine receptions for 120 yards including a 35-yard reception along with catches of 26 and 21 yards … Made two receptions for nine yards on 11/1 at TEN … 11/8 vs. KC: Produced career-high 147 yards on six receptions, the most receiving yards by a Jaguars WR since 2000 (Jimmy Smith, 12/10/00 vs. Ari.). Pulled in a career-long 61-yard TD reception from Garrard in the second quarter. His 24.5-average per reception ranked as the fourth-highest in team history with minimum of five receptions. The 61-yard TD reception was longest by a Jaguar since 11/4/07 (80t, Quinn Gray to Reggie Williams at New Orleans) … 11/15 at NYJ: Connected with Garrard on a slant pass in the third quarter and raced 26 yards for a score … 11/22 vs. BUF: Finished with eight receptions for 91 yards including game-winning three-yard TD catch with 56 seconds remaining in the game … Had four receptions for 46 yards on 11/29 at SF, one reception for 12 yards on 12/6 vs. HOU and one catch for six yards on 12/13 vs. MIA … 12/17 vs. IND: Led team with six receptions for 64 yards with a 16-yard TD catch … 12/27 at NE: Made two receptions for 19 yards … 1/3 at CLE: Ended season with two receptions for 28 yards …

2008
Saw first career action as he played in nine games with one start … Finished with 16 receptions for 217 yards (13.6 avg.) … Added three special teams tackles … Played in first NFL game on 9/14 vs. BUF … Made first career catch on 9/21 at IND, an eight-yard reception that set up Josh Scobee's 51-yard game-winning field goal. Also led team with two special teams tackles … 9/28 vs. HOU: Had five receptions for 46 yards … 10/5 vs. PIT: Produced six receptions for 107 yards (17.8 avg.) for his first career 100-yard receiving game. Picked up four first downs as receptions covered 18, 16, 14, 9, 32 and 18 yards despite suffering a knee sprain … Was inactive with knee injury on 10/12 at DEN, 10/26 vs. CLE and 11/2 at CIN … Made first career start on 11/16 vs. TEN and had two receptions for 15 yards … Was inactive on 11/9 at DET, 12/1 at HOU and 12/7 at CHI … Saw action on special teams and at WR on 12/14 vs. GB and 12/18 vs. IND … Made one reception for 23 yards in season-finale on 12/28 at BAL …

2007
Was placed on injured reserve on Sept. 1 with a knee injury … Played in all four preseason games … Re-aggravated a left knee injury in preseason finale against Washington.

COLLEGE
Two-time All-Conference USA selection … Played in 46 career games and had 184 receptions for 2,561 yards (13.9 avg.) and 17 TDs … Recorded 100-plus yards in nine games … Ranked third in school history in receiving yards and fourth in receptions … Set school single-season record with 90 receptions as a senior, the third-highest in the nation and fourth-most in Conference USA history … Saw action full-time at WR as a junior and ranked second on the team with 64 receptions for 855 yards and nine TDs … Missed final two games of the season with a torn ACL in his left knee … Started the first six games as a sophomore at LCB before switching back to SE for the final five games … Had nine catches for 191 yards (21.2 avg.) with oneTD and led team with three INTs … Played in 12 games as a true freshman and had 21 receptions for 337 yards (16.0 avg.) … Graduated with a degree in liberal studies.

PERSONAL
Single … Resides in Orlando, Fla. … Father, Michael Sims, died of colon cancer in 2008 … The NFL approved the request for him to use his legal name in 2009. His jersey, which previously just read Walker, reflects the change … Established the Mike Sims-Walker Foundation in 2010 to educate individuals and families about the prevention of colon cancer and provide support to families affected by the diagnosis of colon cancer and its treatment … Distributed the Playmaker 11 Scholarship to 11 high school seniors in Jacksonville and Orlando through the foundation. Students had to submit a YouTube video or essay about preventing colon cancer to be eligible … Signed Autographs and took photos at Massage Envy to help raise money for breast cancer … Visited Naval Station Mayport to tour the USS Carney … Performs the “Chopper City Juke” dance after each of his touchdowns in tribute to his hometown of Orlando … Grew up with Titans RB Chris Johnson … Teammate of Miami Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall at Central Florida and the two remain close friends.

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